St Albans Cricket Club 3XI v Great Gaddesden on Sat 17 May 2014 at 1:00 pm
St Albans Cricket Club Won by 101 runs

Match report The IIIs recorded a convincing win over their Division 7 rivals Great Gaddesden on this warm May Saturday.

On a "bat first" wicket, Eames tossed correctly and sent out Rudlin and Ferguson. The sluggish wicket and slow outfield made going slow, but a series of partnerships built around the innings of Rudlin (56) and Rajani (also 56) patiently worked through the conditions. With every batsman doing their bit, and some hustling towards the end, Eames was able to declare the innings closed an over early with a maximum batting points total of 201 on the board.

Great Gaddesden's Teesdale showed positive intent opening up, but succumbed to Hay, well caught by Eames - Crawley followed him in, played the same way, and fell to the same combination to leave the score at 2/56. The match was edging in St.Albans' favour. A couple of overs of fine bowling then saw a further four wickets fall, Hay and Vijender both finding themselves on a hattrick. When Rajani's first delivery elicited an edge from the persistent Cheeseman, to be well caught by Thompson standing up to the stumps, the game was up.

Great Gaddesden finished on 100. Hay's figures of 4/36 from 15 overs showed the value of bowling straight and finding good rhythm, while Vijender cleaned up the bottom half of the opposition with an immaculate 5/22. Again the bowlers were well supported by a stellar effort in the field.

An excellent all round win then; let's see it roll on through 2014.

St Albans Cricket Club 3XI Batting
Player Name RunsMB4s6sSRCtStRo
1nb 19w 13b 5lb 
for 5 wickets
Andy Rudlin Run out  56 4
Steve Ferguson ct b Hearn 10 2
Toby Crisp ct & b Amrose 15 1
Amit Rajani ct b Hearn 56 5
Harsha Karunanayake lbw b Hearn 8 1
Zach West Not Out  15 1
James Thompson   1
Michael Eames   2
Uttam Vijender  
Andrew Walker   1
Christian Hay  

Great Gaddesden Bowling

Player nameOversMaidensRunsWicketsAverageEconomy
Cheeseman Jr.11.012400.002.18

Great Gaddesden Batting
Player name RMB4s6sSR
4w 5b 3lb 
for 10 wickets
100 (35.2 overs)
Cheeseman Sr. ct Thompson b Rajani 34
Teesdale ct Eames b Hay 18
Crawley ct Eames b Hay 16
Dudley b Hay 0
Cheeseman Jr. b Hay 0
Ambrose ct Walker b Vijender 0
Hearn b Vijender 0
Hulin b Vijender 11
Upton Not Out  5
Graham ct Karunanayake b Vijender 4
Swann b Vijender 0

St Albans Cricket Club 3XI Bowling

Player NameOversMaidensRunsWicketsAverageEconomy
Christian Hay15.043649.002.40
Zach West6.002600.004.33
Uttam Vijender11.232254.401.94
Amit Rajani3.01818.002.67

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17/05/2014 - St Albans III v Great Gaddesden - St Albans innings

17/05/2014 - St Albans III v Great Gaddesden - Great Gaddesden innings